So... yeah. We're gardeners at the knapplc house - very, very amateur gardeners. We have some veggies and some cooking herbs and some flowers in a few beds around the house. Nothing much, and we kill about half of what we grow it seems.
So the other day the wife calls me outside where she's pruning one of the beds and says, "You wanna look at this? What do you think this is?"
Some background - you all know we live in Nebraska, Stinkin' Lincoln to be exact, and around here hemp/ditchweed grows wild all over. So it shouldn't come as much of a surprise when the wife finds something that she thinks is suspect. Certainly we didn't plant it.
So here's what she saw. Say hello to my little friend:
It's been a while since I've run across the silly weed, so I have to admit that I didn't know what it was at first. I rubbed my fingers on the leaves and sniffed - just to check - but this test was inconclusive.
I went to bed that night thinking - holy cow, ATF is gonna kick my door in! How am I going to get rid of this thing!
Funny thing, though. That's not MJ. It's Cleome. My boss is a Master Gardener, and she got a pretty big chuckle out of me asking her what this thing is.
It also turns out that the wife remembered, after my boss clued me in, that she had planted some Cleome in just about that spot. The package called it a Spider Plant, but it's the same thing.
So there you go. My life as a major player in the drug underworld was short-lived.